Hemant Taneja

Hemant Taneja, a member of our board of directors, has been a managing director at General Catalyst since 2007 and the founder of the firm’s Silicon Valley operations. Mr. Taneja partners with mission-driven founders building platform companies that are fundamentally aligned with the long-term interests of society. Mr. Taneja is an early investor in market-leading companies across many sectors of the economy like Anduril, Canva, Color, Gitlab, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Ro, Samsara, Snap, and Stripe.

Mr. Taneja is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Commure, a company that has partnered with major health systems to modernize the software infrastructure for the healthcare space since its inception in 2017. Mr. Taneja’s recently published book UnHealthcare, co-authored with Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, lays out their thesis for how the healthcare system needs to transform into a health assurance system to bring consumerism, affordability, and rational economic behavior to this important sector.

In addition to his investment work, Mr. Taneja is the Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America since 2011; and is a Founding Board Member of the Khan Lab School, a nonprofit K-12 school dedicated to classroom innovation since 2014. Mr. Taneja sits on the Board of Fellows for the Stanford School of Medicine and teaches a course at the college on A.I., Entrepreneurship, and Society. More recently, Mr. Taneja was featured in Business insider’s “100 People Transforming Business” list. Mr. Taneja graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the following degrees: M.Eng. EECS, S.M. Operations Research, S.B. Biology, S.B. Mathematics, and S.B. EECS.